Many organizations have invested in automated external defibrillators (AEDs), medical devices designed for use by lay people to give victims of one of the nation’s leading killers — sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) — a fighting chance at survival.
Hundreds of deaths from coronary heart disease occur outside a hospital daily, according to OSHA, but up to 60 percent of those deaths could have been prevented if automated external defibrillators (AEDs) had been immediately available.
An automated external defibrillator (AED) program is an asset to your employees, your customers and guests. An AED ensures your facility is ready to handle a cardiac emergency. Having one close at hand is the best chance for survival for a sudden cardiac arrest victim.
About 10,000 sudden cardiac arrests (SAC) occur each year while the victims are working, according to OSHA. How many employees do you think are reluctant to come to their aid using automated external defibrillators (AEDs) due to the fear of being sued if something goes wrong?